Ever wanted to live in a Waldorf Astoria hotel? There’s an outpost in New York where you can do just that, but if the city that never sleeps doesn’t appeal, there’s also a set of shiny Waldorf-branded homes rising in Miami as well. 360 of these homes are located on the top floors of a 1,049-foot tower – it is the tallest residential building in southern Manhattan. Those looking for an even more glitzy experience may want to splurge at one of the Sky Collection apartments, which start at $ 4.9 million.
There are only 40 Sky Collection blocks up for grabs, but besides being exclusive what sets them apart is their location in the building. The design of the Waldorf Astoria Miami is made up of a series of large staggered blocks stacked on top of each other; there are nine of these cubes in all. The Sky Collection units are all located in the eighth, which is one of the highest points in the building. So, no matter which condo you hang, you will have a breathtaking view of the water 800 feet in the air.
The Sky Collection layouts will range from 2,454 square feet to 3,575 square feet and are available in two, three and four bedroom configurations. Along with a plethora of floor-to-ceiling windows, units will take more advantage of their elevated position with balconies, terraces, and an outdoor kitchen area. The ceilings will also be slightly higher in these residences than other offerings in the building, giving them a more open and airy feel.
The interiors will be designed by BAMO, a California-based company. Its vision of the houses contrasts sharply with the bright and striking exterior, and that is the point. âThe exterior is very atypical for Miami, or any city frankly – it’s black glass, it’s tall, and it’s prominent,â says Ryan Shear, Managing Partner at Real Estate Markets Group, the developer of the building with Greybrook Real Estate Partners. âI think the interior complements it well. It’s a lot of wood, it’s a lot of muted tones; it has a very soft appearance.
One of the property’s biggest perks, of course, is access to the amenities of the Waldorf Astoria hotel, which occupy the lower floors of the building. Offerings will include the signature Peacock Alley-branded restaurant, a pool deck with private cabanas, meeting and advisory spaces for the WFH ensemble, and a spa and fitness center.
Competition is stiff between the branded residence towers in Miami. Bentley Motors is building its first here, Aston Martin residences have just completed their work and Standard Hotels just announced plans for Miami homes as well. Pre-existing towers such as the Residences by Armani / Casa and the Porsche Design Tower create an increasingly crowded landscape. Still, the Waldorf name certainly speaks for itself, as do the views you’ll get from living on the upper floors. Don’t expect to move in anytime soon, as new construction won’t be complete until 2025.